The summer program focuses on health care and public health in El Salvador and provides students with a unique opportunity to integrate direct immersion with people living in poor communities (praxis sites) and academic study. This intensive program will focus on what the health problems are in El Salvador, why the country has these health issues, and how they are being handled from both a medical response to disease and public health programs, which try to reduce the frequency of disease before people need medical care.
Students participate in two academic courses: Health Care and Public Health in El Salvador and either Advanced or Conversational Spanish. These courses are designed to intentionally integrate students’ experience in their praxis site with the academic discipline.
In order to apply, students must:
1. Be in good academic standing at their home university
2.Posses an intermediate level of Spanish (minimum of 2 Spanish courses at the university level)
3.Desire to be immersed in local poor communities (praxis site) and have that experience be integrated with academic classes
4.Recognize the importance of being culturally sensitive
June 15th (Arrival)- July 14th (Departure)
The cost of an SCU 8- quarter credit summer program in 2012-13 was $5,536.
2013-14 costs will be available in spring of 2013.